Dismay in SK


AS the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls draw near, I find it amusing and well, funny, that many of my Facebook friends — former classmates and batchmates — are very critical on choosing who should be put into power –especially in the SK level.

I find it amusing because first, these friends of mine are actually engaging into discussions with the aspirants, asking her/him of her/his credentials and plans for the village if she/he gets elected.

But you know what breaks the ice — and my heart? These aspiring SK officials cannot answer in a substantial manner what their plans are.

Am I dismayed? Slightly. Am I alarmed? Yes, I am. Why? Because politics starts within our little villages and basically, barangay officials are the first line of defense, so to speak, where we could seek help in times of need.

Another point should be emphasized is that one of the main purposes of creating the SK is to let youths take part in governing our villages, thus creating or molding the future leaders of our national government. But with what I have observed, I am disappointed with you guys.

Recalling a post of a friend: Ang basketball hindi mabubuo kung walang SK. The statement implies former SK officials are ‘mas madalas magpaliga kaysa magtrabaho sa barangay.’

Another: Dati puro kagaguhan posts mo, ngayong tatakbo ka na, naging sobrang tino mo.

And lastly: (in the tune of Walang Natira by Gloc9) Napakaraming tambay dito sa amin ngunit bakit tila walang natira? Nage-SK sila.

So sorry — not sorry — SK aspirants… if my friends and I will continue to ask critical questions related to your platforms.

Please bear with it, but if you can’t, you don’t deserve my approval.